Benjamin Britten School
an 11-18 co-educational day school

Term Dates

Autumn Term 2017 Students Start: Wednesday 6 September 2017 (Year 7s only) Thursday 7 September 2017 (All years) Students Finish: Tuesday 19 December 2017 Autumn Half Term: Mo...

Benjamin Britten Project Art

8 students spent the day learning how to create beautiful watercolours of flowers found in the gardens of the Red House. They had expert tuition from artist Ruth Wharrier and ...

Statutory Policies, Procedures and Funding Agreements

Copies of all the Policies and Procedures which are required of the school are found on this page.

Year 7 Art Pattern 2018

As part of Year 7's pattern work they have looked at the artist Beatriz Milhaze. They have studied her work and the way she creates bright colourful patterned filled paintings...

Year 7 2018 Pattern work

Year 7's have been looking at Klimt and using their knowledge of 3D objects to create a response

Febrauray 2018 Art winner LOVE

Well Done Nikola Year 7

Art Competeition March 2018 MADNESS

Spotlight Edition 19, Spring Term 1 (2018)

School Newsletter Autumn Term 2

School Newsletter Autumn Term 1

Year 8 Art November's Image of the Month

Two Year 8's receiving their certificates for Image of the Month. Well done and keep it up.

December's Image of the month Art: WINTER

Year 7 Recycled Doves

Year 7 were asked to create some Christmas Doves to highlight the need to recycle. The Doves will be hung at Ipswich Town Hall and the Apex at Bury St Edmunds. Doves now on di...

November Image of the month Explosions

November saw the celebration of Guy Fawkes and lots of colour igniting the dark November skies. Entries tended to link to this idea except for the mind of Maths teacher Mr Fis...

November's Image of the month ART

This month the theme is explosions entries due in by the 30th and any media can be used to create an image.

Open Evening September 2017

We are looking forward to welcoming Year 6 Parents to our Open Evening on Tuesday 26th September!

School Newsletter Summer Term 2 2017

PE Participation Letter

PE participation letter.

Year 9 Art Cells

As a starting point Year 9 have linked to Science looking at plant cells and their own cells through microscopes. This investigation was then expanded into abstract and imagin...

Year 11 Art Final Pieces

Year 11 had an amazing Year and produced some excellent final pieces a small selection is below.

Year 7 Art Trip to Ipswich Museums

Year 7 had an amazing trip to Ipswich Museums, they spent the day drawing from the extraordinary and diverse collection. The day was spread over two museums Christchurch Mansi...

Image of the Month ART Summer

Race for Life 2017

On the afternoon of June 8, scholars from all year groups took part in the Race for Life on behalf of Cancer Research UK. Hundreds of our students assembled at the start line ...

General Election Hustings

In preparation for the General Election, the prospective parliamentary candidates for the Waveney constituency accepted an invitation from the School Council to attend a husti...

Wear a Hat Day 2017

On Friday 31 March, staff and scholars were invited to come to school wearing hats to support 'Wear a Hat Day', an event organised by the charity Brain Tumour Research. As wel...

Waveney Election Hustings

Benjamin Britten School is holding an Election Hustings on Tuesday 6 June, from 4:30-5:30pm, in the school’s Theatre. The prospective parliamentary candidates for Waveney from...

School Newsletter, Edition 15

Please see attached, the School Newsletter- Edition 15.

Inaugural Upper School Awards Ceremony

The Marina Theatre played host to a night of collective recognition in the form of the inaugural Upper School Awards Evening, held on May 2. Over five hundred guests, includin...

Art Competition PEDALMAJIG

Massive congratulations to Emily Sharman Year 8 who won the competition to design a pedal powered machine which will travel around Suffolk collecting donations for the charity...

Image of the Month April/ May EMOTIONS

Have a go at creating something that links to the theme. All entries to Mrs Steward, Art Studio, one by the 26th of May. Good Luck.

School Newsletter Edition 14

Please see attached, the School Newsletter Edition 14

Images for March competition Art

Beautiful, creative and imaginative images this month. They show a real sense of the hope and joy of Spring. Well done to Ms Osborne-Clamp, Lauren Taylor, Mrs Dixon, Joshua Ta...

Year 9 Art Portraits

Year 9's have been exploring artists and how they portray themselves. They have looked at the art of Picasso, Francis Bacon and Roy Lichtenstein. They have explored different ...

Eco Group Pond Project

Pond Clean-up by Liam Coote, Year 9. "As one of our projects for the Eco Group at the Benjamin Britten Music Academy, we are clearing up the pond area which is situated at the...

Bring Your Dog to Work Day

On Tuesday 21 st March, staff were invited to bring in their four-legged friends to school for the day to meet our scholars and donate money for the charity Guide Dogs for the...

School Council Charity Bag Pack

On Friday 10 March, 5 members of our School Council took to the tills at Marks and Spencer to help happy shoppers pack their bags in return for donations to a very worthy caus...

Gunton Primary School Book Club Visit

On Friday 10 th March, our English Ambassadors welcomed a small group of Year 5 scholars from Gunton Primary School for the second in our series of Primary School Book Clubs. ...

School Council Youth Politics Expo

On Wednesday 1 March, 14 members of the School Council attended a Youth Politics Expo at Sams Coffee House in Lowestoft, to strengthen their understanding of how the UK politi...

March's Art competition Spring

February's Art competition LOVE

Exciting month with two members of staff taking part as well as pupils. Well done to you all. Mr Fisher for his amazing Star Wars image and Mr Sweetman with an adorable image ...

Britten Alumni

The school’s Alumni team have been busy putting together welcome packs for previous scholars and staff who have expressed an interest in joining our community of Alumni. If yo...

Extra-Curricular Clubs and Prep Schedule

School Newsletter Spring Half-Term 1 2017

Wear a Hat Day - Friday 31st March 2017

We are pleased to announce that on Friday 31st March we will be supporting Brain Tumour Awareness by wearing a hat for a day.  Children are invited to wear a hat of their choi...

January's Art competion Skies

Entries from Joshua Reid, Emily Moore, Emily Wenham, Sara-Louise Jarvis, Hailie Hutchenson andArry Cozens. Well done to you all.

Year 11 final piece Art

Outstanding mixed media work. Excellent use of colour and pen work. Well Done

Image of the month January: Skies

School Newsletter Edition 11

Please see attached, the School Newsletter for Autumn Half-Term 1.

Year 11 Callum Thomas

Inspired by the Pop Artist Claus Oldenburg Callum has created a larger than life dented Pepsi can as part of his GCSE course work in Art. He then took images in the school can...

Year 7 Christmas Rewards Assembly

On Thursday 8th December parents, carers and scholars joined together for an afternoon of celebration.  Certificates were awarded across all academic subjects.  Individual awa...

School Council members on the Waveney Youth Council Committee

On Tuesday 29th November, we welcomed members from the Waveney District Council along with staff and students from Ormiston Denes Academy, Pakefield High School, East Point Ac...

School Council Foodbank Collection

After a two week competition between tutor groups to collect as much food as possible for the East Suffolk Food Bank, members of the School Council boarded the school minibus ...

November's Creative Faces Art

Two entries that stood out well done Emma and Kenzi, well done girls. Let's see how many we have for December's drawing of the month.

Year 7 "Upcycling" Art

Year 7’s magnificent “upcycled” Cd’s hanging upstairs in the Atrium at the Apex in Bury St Edmunds. Around 1200 baubles in all and half of them are on display in Bury and half...

Lower School Art Club

Emily is learning to draw in a Manga style she has shown real perseverance and tried to capture the style. We love your imaginative use of colour in the hair. You have also an...

Drawing of the Month Competition December

CELEBRATION!!! create an image that, for you, sums up the word Good Luck and all entries to Mrs Steward by the 5th of January 2017

East Suffolk Food Bank School Collection

(18) Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics Our school collection for the East Suffolk Food Bank officially launched yesterday! We are hoping to collect as many gro...

Year 7 Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime Workshop

All children in year 7 participated in a pantomime workshop with Ben Langley, an established pantomime comic.  He appeared in sixteen, and this year celebrates his seventeenth...

Armistice Day 2016

(23) Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics On Friday 11th November, the school joined together in an act of commemoration to mark Armistice Day and the centenary o...

Textiles Club November - Help for Heroes

Children who have been taking part in textiles club have started to make poppies to sell, raising funds for Help for Heroes. The poppies have been embellished with a button fo...

Year 7 Recycling Project Christmas 1000 Brilliant Baubles

Year 7s have been asked in Art to create some Christmas Baubles for Suffolk County Council under their recycling scheme. The children have risen to the challenge and are produ...

East Coast Maths tournament date is set for 2016/17

The date is set! On Wednesday 1st March 2017 , children from Benjamin Britten, Ormiston Denes Academy, Pakefield High School and Bungay High School will compete for the sixth ...

Guiness World Record Attempt: World's largest simultaneous Maths/Science lesson

Friday 7th October 2016 31 students and 3 members of staff represented Benjamin Britten in an attempt at the World's largest simultaneous Maths/Science lesson. At 11am, childr...

Drawing of the month competition NOVEMBER Creative Faces

Benjamin Britten Christmas Fayre

Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics You are cordially invited to our Christmas Fayre on Friday 2nd December from 4:30-6:30 in the Foxborough Building Sports Hall...

Alumni Garden Party 2016

(12) Benjamin Britten Academy of Music and Mathematics On Saturday 17th September the school hosted its inaugural Alumni Garden Party. The event was organised by Mrs Overy (He...

School Hire

Hire of School Premises If you would like to hire the school premises please contact: Debbie Greenard - Business and Estates Manager Telephone (01502) 582312 ext: 241

Alumni Garden Party

All former students and staff of Benjamin Britten School are invited to join us on Saturday 17th September for our inaugural Britten Alumni Garden Party. The occasion will be ...

Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge 2016

“Challenge means doing new things that force you to push yourself. It’s about accepting the unknown and understanding it will be hard, but doing it anyway.” – Levison Wood, Ad...

Year 11 Charity Sky Dive 2016

On Saturday 2nd July 2016, Mrs Palmer and 23 brave Year 11 students dropped 13,000 feet from a plane and soared through the skies of Waveney, in a bid to raise money for two l...

Benjamin Britten Race for Life 2016

On a bright and sunny afternoon on Wednesday 8th June, children across years 7,8,9 & 10 united to support Cancer Research.  The children participated in a Race for Life and to...

Philanthropy at Benjamin Britten

Our school has a legacy of raising tens of thousands of pounds every year for local and national charities. Annual fundraising commitments include the Year 11 Sky Dive, the Ro...

Benjamin Britten Alumni

The Benjamin Britten Alumni community welcomes any former Britteneers who have engaged academically with our school, be it past students or former staff. We are proud to have ...

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